Posted by Barack Levin on April 13th, 2012
The other day I was hurrying to a meeting as my eye caught a glance of this picture. A mother was walking on the other side of the sidewalk. She seemed to be in her late 30′ or may be early 40′. The mother struck me as a well dressed woman. She had stylish shoes, a complementing outfit and each hair strand knew its place in her hairdo. She was not a super model but she was well dressed and thin. The impression I got from her was that she is well aware of her looks; she probably goes to the gym to keep her figure and definitely watches her diet to remain in her current waist size. The mother was holding a water of water in one hand and her daughter in her other hand.
Her girl was about 8 or 9 years old. She was also dressed up nicely and was chatting with her mom. The girl however was chubby and held a bottle of soda in her other hand.
“So, what’s wrong with the picture?” I asked myself and you – the reader.
I can not understand, for the life of me, why would a mom who is so well aware of her body image, her health and diet, let her girl live this way. I do not understand why this girl needs to go through life with improper nutrition, inadequate body image and over all enter the overwhelming statistics of overweight kids in the USA.
My expectation from parents is to treat their kids differently – save them from a miserable future – give them the best tools possible that you yourself use on a daily basis.